Curated by Basilica SoundscapeFriday
You could describe Detroit’s Protomartyr as a post-punk outfit, but then again, the foursome could probably care less about what genre you stick to it. ‘A flaying intensity’ might be a better descriptor for their music. The group’s previous album ‘The Agent Intellect’ was another marvelous capstone, dealing with themes of sickness, religion and psychology. Upending Protomartyr’s violent, razor-edged swells is the devil-may-care stage presence of frontman Joe Casey, casually magnetic in his potent lyricism.